Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning

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When it comes to watering your lawn during drought and wildfire season, what’s the sweet spot between water conservation and fire hazard?

Katrin Baustmann

As drought conditions worsen across the state, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order Tuesday to help conserve water.

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Farms and fish aren’t the only ones suffering from Northwest drought conditions. So are trees and plants on Washington’s 435-acre Capitol campus.

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The death of his prized horse has a Washington state lawmaker warning about a noxious weed that’s spreading in the Northwest. That weed is toxic to horses and can have a gruesome effect on their hooves.

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With more than half of Oregon in a drought emergency, Governor Kate Brown said state agencies can help conserve water for the rest of the state.

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The window of opportunity to prevent grave ecological damage to our oceans from climate change is closing. That's according to a paper appearing Friday in the journal Science.

Kai-Huei Yau

About 10,000 people visit southeast Washington state’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation every year. And after a few hours on the bus, some are dazed like tourists who’ve seen one Italian cathedral too many.

On those tours, they have guides. But even folks who don’t come to Hanford’s physical site have a "tour guide" -- someone who can translate the language of Hanford and its nuclear legacy: Liz Mattson.

Drought Conditions Reach Unexpected Corners Of Northwest

Jun 5, 2015
Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows almost all of eastern Oregon and parts of eastern Washington are now in severe drought.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Recent flash flooding in the Methow Valley area in northeast Washington state has critics asking the state to stop logging there.

Kai-Huei Yau

For decades Patty Murray’s image has been the working mom of the U.S. Senate. Agree with it or not, she’s brought home the bacon: Murray’s funneled billions of federal dollars into Washington state and especially to the Hanford nuclear site.

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